|Various Artists - Raped By 4 Valentines Day - Compilation With Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink [zero135a] - Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink|
Cassette compilation originally released by Watergate Tapes in 1985 featured three leading hometaper/experimental artists of the day: Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink.
Downloads: 110,762 (2 reviews)
|Various Artists - Zeromoon Sampler III: An Explanation of Difficult Music - various artists|
This compilation is an overview of zeromoon; from glitch-punk, abstract noise, minimal techno, psychedelic drones, ambient, post rock and beyond. Tracks by Dead+Hurt (Sweden), Origami Subtropika (Puerto Rico), Michael Gendreau (USA), Critikal (Sweden+Ukraine+USA), v.+Ultra Milkmaids (USA+France), Normal Music (Sweden+USA), Violet+Bertrand Denzler (USA+France), Vultrapia (USA+France+Estonia), The Musique Concrete Ensemble (USA), Our Last Hope Lost Hope (Sweden).
|Various Artists - Pandora's Wooden Bucket - International Experimental Electronic Music Compilation [zero134a] - various artists|
Pandora's Wooden Bucket was originally released as a 2xc90 set in 1989 on Watergate Tapes. On each side were two groups from a particular country exploring a particular theme. Netherlands - Death: Death Pact, Odal France - Sex: Vox Populi!, No Unauthorized Italy - Revolution: F.A.R., Lyke Wake Germany - Sleep: Cinema Verite, Die Rache
Downloads: 19,909 (4 reviews)
|Mystery Hearsay - Flesh Dwarf [zero140a] - Mystery Hearsay|
The final installment in the Mystery Hearsay trilogy for zeromoon, is a work that borders on dark ambient, but with none of the cliches or meandering exercises. Assembled by MC Ladno.
|Second Violin - Hospital Fugue Of Mad Nurse [zero106a] - Second Violin|
Second Violin started in 2001 by jeff surak and zan hoffman, adam bohman, and rinus van alebeek. specializing in free improv, voices, random texts, stream of consciousness, noise collages with acoustic instruments and environmental recordings. First release by adam bohman, jeff surak, & zan hoffman. mutant improvised/collages/constructs using deranged string instruments and vocal banter. twisted and dark...
|Various Artists - Blind Date - Compilation Of Random Collaborations [zero133a] - various artists|
This compilation was intended to be a 60 minute cassette with 8 pairs of randomly matched artists creating 2 collaborative tracks each. The project never came to fruitation, with only half of the invited artists ever completing their tracks, thus the compilation was never released. Here are the extant tracks only recently made available.
|Diensteingang - das naturhistorische museum der klänge|
Rinus Van Alebeek & Tibor Macek's latest outing under the nom de plume das naturhistorische museum der klänge is an excusion to places unknown, where pigs fly and ice cream is just around the corner. Field recordings, snatches of dialogue, random singing, and a little pig combine to make a true hero sandwich.
Keywords: Field Recordings; Experimental; Musique Concrete
Downloads: 17,480 (1 review)
|Kapotte Muziek - An Apology is Necessary - Kapotte Muziek|
This anthology covers the first three years of the legendary Dutch project Kapotte Muziek, created by Frans De Waard. "Yes it is. You are about to hear and view material that was released by Kapotte Muziek in 1988. It was an anthology of works from the first three and half years of existence. A lifetime it seemed back then, a mere drop in time when I look back on it now. I compiled this tape in 1988 for the US branche of my label Korm Plastics, run by Jeff Surak, who was the driving force behind...
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
Downloads: 20,517 (3 reviews)
|Rinus Van Alebeek - Now You Know The Truth About Bamboo - Rinus Van Alebeek|
Rinus Van Alebeek reports in from his global wanderings with a collection of field recordings organized into "pop" tunes. Recorded in Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and Louisville, Kentucky. Track 14 includes Rinus listing the track titles and explaining each track.
Keywords: Field Recordings
|Blue Sausage Infant - Egg - Blue Sausage Infant|
Washington DC native Chester Hawkins has peformed as BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT since 1986, combining elements of psychedelia, brutalist noise, tribal beats, circular krautrock riffing, and bleak ambience. Instrumentation involves a mix of electronics and organics: Everything from digital synths to scrap aluminum and electric toothbrushes. The idea is to induce trance states by any means necessary. "Egg" was recorded live on 14dec08 at the Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, Maryland...
Keywords: psychedelic drone; electronic; experimental
Downloads: 649 (1 review)
|Psicotruchas Around the World - Earzumba/Paulo Beto/Eloi Silverstre|
The ever so active Christian Dergarabedian, aka C.D., aka Earzumba dug up an old recording of him and two boys from Brazil, of whom I never heard: Paulo Beto, of the electronic bossa-nova project Anvil FX and Eloi Silvestre, who builds his own instruments from the trash. Together they operate analogue synths, laptop, tapes, radio and percussion. The recording is from 2002, but sounds still like a very fresh thing...
Keywords: electronic; experimental; free improv
Downloads: 13,592 (1 review)
|Violet+Bertrand Denzler - The Long March - Violet+Bertrand Denzler|
Four compositions for alto sax, autoharp, prepared record player and sampler. Free music, lowercase reflections, and all out noise using extended performance techniques.
Keywords: Free Jazz
Downloads: 16,751 (1 review)
|Dead Violets - Organ Grinder - Dead Violets|
Dead Violets is Jeff Surak of Violet and Thomas Ekelund of Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words doing free form noise and drones. This 3 track ep is a mashup of subterranean pulses, electro-acoustic static, and damaged electronics. more info: http://www.zeromoon.com/violet/ http://www.deadwords.org
Keywords: drone; noise; dark ambient; death metal; grindcore; experimental
Downloads: 5,640 (1 review)
|Normal Music - Generic - Normal Music|
Yet another release by this mysterious project. Dark beats, drones, clicks&cunts.
Keywords: Deep techno; ambient, glitch, soundscapes
Downloads: 12,844 (6 reviews)
|Second Violin - Victoria [zero107a] - Second Violin|
Free noise music improvisition of a surrealist nature mark the second album by Second Violin, recorded mostly live in Louisville, Kentucky during a 4 hour performance by Rinus Van Alebeek (vocals, feedback), Zan Hoffman (drawer, sampler) and Jeff Surak (prepared violin). Adam Bohman returns for a short appearance on one track. The second half is a live duet between Zan Hoffman and Jeff Surak on prepared violin and drawer.
Downloads: 9,532 (1 review)
|CD-R - Hide and Seek - CD-R|
CD-R is a young Moscow project by Nikita Golyshev. Use of old soviet synths and effects combined with modern techniques and laptop makes an interesting combination of different styles of noise music - "fusion noise." Noisey, fractured soundscapes transform into broken rythms and melodys. This is the second release by CD-R for zeromoon
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
Downloads: 11,091 (1 review)
|Michael Gendreau - Live at Sonic Circuits DC 2006 - Michael Gendreau|
Michael Gendreau was born in California (1961). A musician since age 6, Gendreau went along to work with several group organizations, culminating in Crawling With Tarts (1983-1998), and using this group as a medium (along with the various uses made of it by co-founder Suzanne Dycus) for work in elementalism, attention to temporal and environmental persistence, and eventually, applications of parataxis...
Keywords: turntablism; experimental; musique concrete; noise
|Live at Sonic Circuits DC 2006 - If, Bwana|
If, Bwana is the spawn of the godfather of the 1980's independent hometaping network, Al Margolis. This track is his live performance at the 2006 Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music which took place in Washington, DC. Minimal yet dense drones of a menancing and etheral nature for intense yet scary listening.
Keywords: drone, experimental, abstract, electronics, noise
|Ubeboet - Red and Black Remixes - Ubeboet|
Ubeboet (m.a.tolosa) invited 4 artists to remix his excellent album "black and red" which was released by earlabs in 2005. The original work featured field recordings, radio and turntables. Here each artist-Asher, Arturas Bumsteinas, Mathieu Ruhlman, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words-picked one track and deconstructed it to create a new work. m.a.tolosa also runs the fine con-v label.
Keywords: drone; field recordings; experimental; lowercase; lofi; remixes
Downloads: 8,717 (1 review)
|Chris Lynn & Daniel Barbiero - Augmented Landscapes - Chris Lynn & Daniel Barbiero|
Augmented Landscapes is a collaborative work melding acoustic and electronic sound elements with field recordings. The acoustic element is provided by double bass and prepared double bass, played along a continuum of conventional and extended techniques. The electronic element, which consists in the granular synthesis of acoustic double bass performances, broadens the instrument’s sound palette to encompass varied and unconventional colorations. When these elements are matched to the overhea...
Keywords: field recordings; improv; experimental
|Tube Alloys - Tube Alloys|
Music labels are bombarded by demos, more than they possibly can ever listen to. Sometimes a few demos rise above the onslaught and demonstrate originality and hold your attention. But a small label can't release everything on a CD. So what does one do with the good music that one gets and can't afford to release? Tube Alloys is a project by Zan Hoffman (zh27.org) and Jeff Surak that combines, smelts, and delivers a new work derived from the best parts of some very good demos...
Downloads: 1,905 (2 reviews)
|Various - Swamp - Compilation with X-Ray Pop, Smersh, Shmuzorft, Zan Hoffman [zero149a] - zeromoon|
Originally released on cassette by Watergate Tapes in 1986. X-Ray Pop dishes up french electro pop, Smersh are the bastard children of Cabaret Voltaire's Nag Nag Nag, Shmuzorft are the dutch Van Der Veen brothers crunning out crunching noise and Zan Hoffman was and is the lengendary sonic explorer.
|Mystery Hearsay - Honey Anvil Syrup [zero139a] - Mystery Hearsay|
The second part of the Mystery Hearsay trilogy for zeromoon. The beat is ferocious, the guitars seering, this is old school post industrial beats at its heaviest and finest. Heavy mixing and editing by MC Ladno.
Keywords: Rhythmic Noise
Downloads: 2,886 (1 review)
|Cheapmachines - Convergence - Cheapmachines|
Philip Julian has been an active part of the experimental music underground since the late 1990's recording various works under the name Cheapmachines which operates at the interface between noise electronics, generative software, field recordings, tape music and long-form drones. Contact microphones, amplified metal objects, domestic radio receivers, instrument effects pedals, environmental/found sounds, tape loops, damaged electrical devices, analogue synthesizers, turntables & prepared vinyl,...
Keywords: drone ambient noise
Downloads: 3,730 (2 reviews)
|circulator - soft pieces|
soft pieces is the artistic moniker of Washington DC area resident Zach Mason. In 1990, at the age of 13, Zach began making music with a bass guitar, cassette tapes, and assorted electronics, performing throughout the DC area and self-releasing numerous recordings in the years since. Synths and computers slowly moved from accessories to central musical tools, allowing for new sounds and techniques...
Keywords: lowercase; drone; musique concrete
|AMMEn – O / Chapters from the Ahad's Masters Garden Sessions - AHAD & DESPERA|
AHAD - viola, circuit bent toys, crackle box, home-made springophone, lo-tech optical theremin, samples, radio, selected percussions, effects, voice DESPERA - guitar, effects etc. The music was analogue tape recorded in mono by Despera in Budapest, September (track 1-6.) and on the "Ahad's Masters Garden I.: Shapeshifting" live concert in Bp. at the music club West Balkan, 17th December, 2007 (track 7.)...
Keywords: psychedelic; improv; experimental; drone
|New Carrollton - If He's an Ass Here, He Won't Be a Horse There [zero131a] - New Carrollton|
The only "studio" recording by 2nd period of New Carrollton where everything was not just a live recording session. Heavily under the influence of Nurse With Wound at the time, NC assembled this strange album that was released as a 90 minute cassette tape by Watergate Tapes in 1986. It was later reissued as a 60 minute cdr by Staalplaat's Bake Records imprint. Editing the original tape to 60 minutes was easy to do, since the original release included intentional filler material, to confuse the l...
Downloads: 3,513 (1 review)
|Zavoloka - I - Kateryna Zavoloka|
Kateryna Zavoloka hails from Kiev and here she dishes up some sweet tracks comprised of rich and abstract analogue/digital noise, melodies and idm like drums. http://www.zavoloka.com
Downloads: 8,820 (1 review)
|Violet+Das Torpedoes - 36 - Violet+Das Torpedoes|
Live in concert collaboration between Violet and Das Torpedoes using prepared record players, answering machine, microcassette recorder, and sampler. Psychotronic rhythms + loops and lofi abrasive textures. Recorded live at the Galaxy Hut, Arlington, Virginia.
|Blind from staring too long at the sun - Violet|
Part of the CONSUME BUY 2006 series of limited run cdrs that were available only during 2006, then promptly discontinued. A summation and further exploration of error mechanics, field recordings, and hard drones. Two studio tracks and one live performance fill out the audio portion with 2 video performances of basement alchemy and field recordings in the field.
Keywords: drone; field recordings; experimental
|Goem | FDW - Live @ Warehouse - Frans de Waard|
Live recording of Goem|FDW from September 8, 2007 at the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music in Washington DC. Ultra minimal techno with subtle electronic textures.
Keywords: minimal techno; experimental; dance
|Blue Sausage Infant - Scapels for the Animal God - Chester Hawkins|
BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT is the work of Chester Hawkins of Washington DC. The sound of BSI lives somewhere in the space between noise and psychedelia, using a mixture of electronics, toys, and conventional instruments. The result stumbles between delicate ambience, krautrock-flavored trance music, and harsh brutalism. BSI has performed and recorded since 1988, including collaborations with Haunted Toilet, Lida Husik, New Carrollton, Delta of Venus, Changes to Blind, and Stolen Government Binder Clip...
Keywords: noise; drone; acid; experimental
Downloads: 909 (1 review)
|Earth Breath - Philip Corner|
ALPHORN IN THE ALPS, WITH WATER AND METAL 5 solos from a weekend in September 1994 at Arte Sella, an outdoor art festival in Borgo Valsugana, Italy----towards the end of a near 20yearlong period of a daily personal spiritual practice with music; though using a variety of media they fit into the general series of improvisations i called Withinstascys----of which the constant is a willed absence of prethought ideas, keeping the body-mind in a moment-to-moment awareness of present ârightnessâ...
|Vol.50 - CEZAR|
Cezary Gapik (also know as CEZAR) was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1963. He started his musical activity in 1980 as an animator of punk rock bands. Soon enough he discovered new sounds which were brought by the punk rock rebellion. Cabaret Voltaire, Public Image Ltd. or other ânew waveâ bands had an enormous influence on the perception of music by Cezar. Plunging into the fundaments of musical avant-garde (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, Luc Ferrari, La Monte Young), the appearance of...
Keywords: electronic; drone
Downloads: 609 (1 review)
|This Space Occupied (by Maida) - Steve Hilmy|
This is a recording of a performance at the Barents Spektakel Festival in Kirkines, at the top of Norway in the Arctic circle February 2013. This recording is the work *as performed* captured by streaming 18 stems to disk during the performance and mixed later on the plane on the way back to the US. It is 38 mins long. This Space Occupied (by Maida) was originally commissioned by the Washington Project for the Arts for a 5-hour endurance performance in an elevated glass cage at the Corcoran Gall...
Keywords: experimental; electronic composition; dance music; avant garde
|Eelmusic - RUiNU|
RUiNU - Eelmusic RUiNU, from Prague, Czech Republic, is one of the creepiest bands in the world, and Eelmusic, slithering through the wet intestines of musical consciousness, infects, even stains the spaces it is played in with its sense of dread. This music is an empty void into which tradition and emotion are pulled and crushed beyond recognition.Â This is not classical music, and it is certainly not rock...
Downloads: 924 (1 review)
|Live - Fundstücke|
Fundstücke, the duo project of Gunnar Lettow (Hamburg) and Gary Rouzer (Washington DC), began as an online collaboration in 2010. Their debut recording was released in November 2011. They first met and performed together at the 2012 Blurred Edges festival in Hamburg, Germany. The two tracks on Fundstücke Live were recorded later that year during a short East Coast US tour. Der Erste was recorded on 30 September 2012 at the Atlas Theater in Washington, DC...
Keywords: experimental; imrpov
|Return - Rinus Van Alebeek|
Though I had images of a portual town as Graham Greene visited on his travels, I doubted very much if 'Port SaÃ¯d' would have been the right title. I also thought of 'Cargo.' I am surprised by the calmness of the piece, and a feeling of warm summer days. At some points it feels like walking through narrow winding streets. Some of the tapes I used in this radio performance contained snippets of conversations, meetings, evenings with friends, all bringing back memories that lay dormant on one of...
Keywords: tape music; field recordings; experimental
|Alexei Borisov and Anton Mobin - Q - Alexei Borisov and Anton Mobin|
Alexei Borisov and Anton Mobin met in Paris in 2009 with their duets (Astma & Crash Duo) and have been working together since that first concert, published on H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record. At each passage of Alexei in Paris, collaborations start again and take different forms: common organization of concert, live sessions broadcasted on Radio Libertaire or on the webradio KKWNE, also the trio project with Olga Nosova, as evidenced the album "Manifeste des 22" recorded live in Trashvortex and published by...
Keywords: experimental; noise; dictaphone; sound collage; improvisation
|Mystery Hearsay - Feed-X [zero138a] - Mystery Hearsay|
First installment in the Mystery Hearsay trilogy for zeromoon. Psychedelic noise, harsh swirling collages of sound over flow on this disk assembled by MC Ladno.
Downloads: 1,842 (3 reviews)
|The Joyful Shrieks of the Cherubim! - Cherubim|
Cherubim make drones, noise and melodies with guitars, trombones, trinkets and technology, sampling and swirling it all into a celestial sound.
|No Unauthorized - Invasion [zero141a] - No Unauthorized|
Originally released in 1987 on Watergate Tapes, this 8 song album by No Unauthorized is one of this french band's best releases. Landmark indie french electro pop from the hometaper underground. Catherine-Vocals, percussion, synthesizer Christian-drums, drum machine, bass, percussion, synthesizer Marc-Guitar, bass Michel-Synthesizers, tapes, guitar, ambiance, electronic devices Veronique-Vocals, percussion
Downloads: 8,732 (1 review)
|Arturas Bumsteinas - Placido - Arturas Bumsteinas|
Arturas Bumsteinas is a digital media artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. He has released several works in MP3 and CDR format, and performs frequently in various countries of Europe. Placido explores a number of approaches to digital music: at times abstract, other times the source material floats to the surface, only to shatter into a million fragments. "at the same time when i was editing these tracks Laura was sitting by the warm stove and doing some needlecraft...
Downloads: 9,960 (4 reviews)
|CD-R - Concentration - CD-R|
CD-R is the noisey future of russian youth. With their ep "Concentration" the listener is submerged in a nocturnal corridor of machine hum with the only respite being a blast of radio static and lofi noise played at over saturated levels. Then CD-R goes beneath audible levels to further destroy your subconscious mind. A pleasant operation is guaranteed. "Project CD-R started in December 2002(Moscow) by Nikita Golyshev and Stas Bobkin...
Downloads: 5,696 (8 reviews)
|-1348- - Six Girls In Search of a Heaven [zero105a] - -1348-|
Six Girls was originally released in 1988 by Watergate Tapes as a 60 minute cassette. It was re-released as a CDR by Staalplaat's Bake Records imprint in 2000. It was remastered from a third generation tape copy, thus restoring the intended poor quality of this recording. Things that appear to be loops, but not quite, are actually tracks composed of infinite micro changes in tempo and timbre.
|Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Scars/Shards - Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words|
All source sounds recorded on a Sanyo M-5799 micro cassette recorder between the 10th and 14th of October, 2005. Edited and processed on the 13th and 14th of October 2005. Dedicated to the shards and the scars you left behind. www.deadwords.org
Keywords: Antimusic; Drone Pop
Downloads: 2,979 (1 review)
|Anne-F Jacques - Some Asperities - Anne-F Jacques|
some asperities has been recorded during a mini-residency at Sonoscopia, Porto, in november 2013, using piezo pickups, rotating surfaces and various soft resonators.creditsAnne-F Jacques lives in Montréal, Canada. She is interested in amplification, erratic sound reproduction devices and construction of various contraptions and idiosyncratic systems. She often performs, alone and in various collectives (including Minibloc and Fünf), creates sound installations and makes soundtracks for Julie D...
Keywords: experimental; drone; abstract
|New Carrollton - Satie [zero130a] - New Carrollton|
Satie was originally released bt Watergate Tapes in 1987 as a 90 minute cassette. It features two live performances, the first being at the East Side Club (now defunkt) in Washington DC. The last 2 tracks are from a radio performance on WMUC-FM 88.1 College Park, MD from July 1987. In between these tracks are several rehearsal recordings made a week before the East side club appreance. The instrumentation was prepared acoustic guitar, casio, modified tape deck, tapes, pocket knife, pencil sharpe...
|Vi Kommer Til A Fa Deg - Music From the Film|
Music From The Film - Gary Young and Arthur Harrison have been basking in obscurity together for over 22 years. In the late 1980s and through the '90s they released several cassette tapes in extremely short runs under the moniker Bone Bunny, and with others in the acts New Killers On The Block and Entfred. Gary also worked with the Washington DC band Drooling Zoomers and Arthur with the bands Jobs For America and Stolen Government Binder Clip...
Keywords: experimental; twisted; theremin
|Mnemonic Fragmentation - Myo|
Artist: Myo Title: Mnemonic Fragmentation 1. Mnemonic Fragmentation - 6:22 2. Crickets - 5:28 3. Soft Interior - 3:52 4. Reverse Hydrogen - 4:48 5. Gunfight at Natural History Museum - 5:58 Performed and recorded by Cory O'Brien in fall of 2010 using digital synthesizer, polycarbonate sheet and microcassette. Album title and artwork by Mei Mei Chang (http://meimeichang.com). Mastering by Jeff Carey (http://jeffcarey.foundation-one.org).Â
Keywords: noise; digital noise; experimental